The Panda Syndrome

Rune Schjøtt, Denmark, 2006

24 min.DK/Short fiction

The tragicomic tale of Bjørn, 17, who suffers from a contracted foreskin. First, his dad indiscreetly enlightens poor Bjørn about the ailment, which runs in the family. Then, we follow Bjørn through medical examinations, a surgical procedure and healing. Bjørn has always been insecure around girls and paralysed by performance anxiety. He now hopes the procedure will change all that - especially because he is fascinated by his big sister's beautiful best friend, a curious witness to his travails who has been continuously updated about every intimate detail by his blabbermouth sister. Ultimately, it is up to Bjørn to realise that conquering pretty women takes more than just working equipment.
Basic information Credits
Original title Pandasyndromet
Danish title Pandasyndromet
Other titles New Danish Screen 001
Keywords Boys, Comedies, Sexuality, Sexual debut
Director Rune Schjøtt
Screenplay Rune Schjøtt
Producer Malene Blenkov, Michel Schønnemann
Director of Photography Sebastian Blenkov
Editor Mikkel E.G. Nielsen
Sound Jan Juhler
Composer Jonas Bjerre
Appearance Alexander Vedel Ottensten, Alexandra Brandt, Amalie Wieth, Nicolas Bro
Production country Denmark
International sales Blenkov & Schønnemann Pictures
Technical info 1,85:1 - Widescreen, color, Dolby stereo
Danish rating Allowed for all
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Production company Blenkov & Schønnemann ApS


Direction Rune Schjøtt
Assistant director Eigil Jacobsen


Script Rune Schjøtt


Producer Malene Blenkov
Producer Michel Schønnemann


Cinematography Sebastian Blenkov

Electrical dept.

Best boy Thomas Ditzel
Best boy Michael Sørensen


Editing Mikkel E.G. Nielsen
Assistant editor Liv Lynge


Music Jonas Bjerre


Makeup Louise Hauberg Nielsen


Sound Jan Juhler

Visual effects

Digital colorist Thomas Therchilsen


Bjørn Alexander Vedel Ottensten
Char Alexandra Brandt
Signe Amalie Wieth
Kirurg Nicolas Bro
Far Kristian Halken
Mor Julie Wieth
Signes fyr Jakob Cedergren
Dreng Sebastian Ottensten

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